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What does freedom of movement in the EU mean?

Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the EU. Read this fact by the UK in a Changing Europe to find out more.
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What is the European Commission? 

The European Commission is effectively the EU’s civil service, although it is led by political figures. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is Article 50?

Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union sets out the process for a member state to leave the EU. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the Maastricht Treaty?

The official name of the Maastricht Treaty is the Treaty on European Union. This treaty established the EU, absorbing the European Community.
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What would the barriers to trading with the EU be if the UK left?

Brexit trade costs between the UK and the EU could rise because of new tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade.
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What was the European Community?

The European Community refers to the EU as it existed between 1958 and 1992. Read this fact to find out more.
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What was the European Economic Community?

The European Community refers to the EU as it existed between 1958 and 1992. There were originally three separate communities.
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What is the difference between the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice?

This fact explains the difference between the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.
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What is the European Court of Human Rights?

The European Court of Human Rights is the body responsible for overseeing that member countries comply with their obligations under the ECHR.
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What is the European Convention on Human Rights?

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is the main human rights agreement of the Council of Europe.
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How is the EU budget decided?

The EU’s maximum level of spending is fixed over a period of at least five years, at present 0.95 percent of the…

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What is the European Council?

The European Council is the EU’s key strategic and crisis-solving body, and the most senior of the seven EU institutions.
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